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September 25, 2006, 07:38 PM
I Seen A S&w 686 That Some One Had Put A Black Finish On . The Finish Looked Really Good And I Have Thought About Putting A Finish Like That On My M-66. And I Was Wondering If It Would Hold Up Good . And About What It Would Cost .


T. O'Heir
September 25, 2006, 10:09 PM
Brownell's sells a product like cold bluing that is made to blacken SS. Haven't a clue how well it 'holds up' though. http://www.brownells.com/

September 25, 2006, 10:19 PM
Why Do You Capitolize Every Word In Your Post Except What Was In The title? Isn't That Awkward And Almost Difficult?

September 25, 2006, 10:30 PM
is this better

September 25, 2006, 10:34 PM
No, I liked it the other way...but it's a little more difficult :D I just found it odd, that's all.

September 26, 2006, 12:22 AM
There are a number of ways to get a black finish on stainless, ranging for one of the polymer colored coatings, to black chroming, to special processes that give the metal a flat black color.

Durability and price varies from process to process, and company to company.

Here's some companies that offer stainless work:





There are other companies that offer the colored coatings.

September 26, 2006, 09:30 AM
thanks for the info

George R
September 28, 2006, 06:39 PM
You can also have the gun hot blued, whcih will look like any other blue job.

Bill DeShivs
September 28, 2006, 07:06 PM
Stainless can't be hot-blued.

September 28, 2006, 07:16 PM
So where can a guy get a good blue-job around these parts?
(yuk yuk yuk)

Harry Bonar
September 28, 2006, 07:34 PM
send your stainless to "Birdsong" or "Metal-life"- or hard- chrome it.
Harry B.

George R
September 29, 2006, 07:28 PM
No offense to you all who say SS can't be blued, but I hot blued five SS bbls today, including a Win 70, Rem 700, Savage 110L and a couple of beautiful SS bbls from Serengeti Rifle Co. I regularly blue SS and Win 94 receivers from 2,700,000 to 5,000,000, and I'm sure there are other gunsmiths who do it also.